And the rain ceased its endless chatter. And the fog's weight lifted. And the sun bathed the world in wild and crazy livid vivid color.
She took two brave steps forward into the day's bright light...and then quickly retreated. One step back.
She looked right and left and up and down. She looked everywhere for that safe harbor..that place where she would not be heard or seen...that space where she might disappear and hide.
Finding nothing and nowhere...and without knowing what else or where - she stood her ground. She looked those dazzlingly bright lights square in the eye - daring them...staring them down.
I can - I heard her stumble and mumble. I will.
She took one impossible step forward. She smiled. She tipped her hat. She courtseyed. She bowed.